The long-term health effects of electronic cigarettes - or E-cigarettes - are still open for discussion - but the devices could harm your computer, at least if one report is to be believed.
Archives - November 2014
Cybercriminals once again had gamers in their sights this week, with leaks of multiple account details and a new Steam scam - but there was good news in the form of upgraded security on Whatsapp, and dawning awareness on privacy.
The latest salacious video - promising ‘Naked Woman Eaten by a Shark’ - is just one in a long chain of viral video scams spread via Faceboook.
Security warnings are routinely ignored, according to a new study by Brigham Young University, which also cast interesting insight in what people's reactions are when they realize their computer has been compromised, according to News Room America.
Hacking group DerpTrolling has leaked 5,604 logins for three gaming networks to Pastebin, and claims that this is a "very small portion" of the credentials they have stolen, LifeHacker reports.
More than half of British firms would consider hiring computer hackers in the face of a severe skills shortage - and more than 50% of executives said that they would consider hiring an expert even if they had a criminal record
A team of Israeli researchers has demonstrated a way to hack into an ultra-secure air-gapped network, install malware, and retreive information - without using hardware such as USB keys.
A Russian website is showing off hundreds of feeds of live webcam footage from inside homes and businesses, which have been accessed by hacking into people’s webcams, CCTV systems and monitors.
Microsoft released a patch last week for a critical vulnerability allowing remote code execution in Internet Explorer. This vulnerability is significant because it exploits an old bug present in Internet Explorer versions 3 through 11.
But only on Android for now. The popular messaging service has announced a default encryption protocol that surely makes WhatsApp THE most secure consumer messaging system in the world right now.
The U.S. State Department has shut down its entire unclassified email system after a suspected intrusion - and technicians are now working to beef up email security systems.
Gamers on the popular Steam gaming service have been targeted with phishing scams via the service’s popular Marketplace - with apparent ‘bargains’ offering a sting in the tail.
Privacy and security online are hot button topics in America today, as a new survey by the Pew Research Center confirms, mirroring similar results from two different privacy and security surveys conducted by ESET.
For ordinary laptop and smartphone users, Wi-Fi is not ideal - but it’s sometimes near-inescapable.
The Samsung Galaxy S5, Apple iPhone 5s and Google Nexus 5 were amongst handsets to be successfully hacked during the Mobile Pwn2Own hacking competition, reports Forbes.
APT actors trying to use big events as a lure to compromise their targets is nothing new. Tibetan NGOs being targeted by APT actors is also nothing new. Thus, surrounding the upcoming G20 2014 summit that is held in Brisbane, Australia, we were expecting to see G20 themed threats targeted at Tibetan NGOs. A Win32/Farfli (alias Gh0st RAT) sample ultimately confirmed our suspicions.
MasterCard and VISA have revealed their plan to end the use of passwords for online payments, reports The Telegraph.
ESET study reveals many IT professionals are guilty of storing indecent material on their mobile phones, which would leave them embarrassed if lost.
The BadUSB malware which potentially turns any USB stick into a 'unpatchable' malware carrier doesn't quite have the potential for mayhem it was originally feared, according to the researcher who uncovered the exploit.
Microsoft's .NET framework, which is used to build millions of websites and online applications, is taking further steps to go completely open-source, Microsoft has announced at the Connect() virtual development event. The company also stated its commitment to eventually ensure the free code runs on Mac OS and Linux too, Wired reports.